A new World Bank study concludes that the Belt and Road transport corridors could substantially improve trade, foreign investment, and living conditions for citizens in participating countries—but…

Martin Raiser, Michele Ruta |

Qiulongpo Port Container Terminal in Chongqing. Photo: Li Wenyong/World Bank The 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in Beijing concluded on a high note with a pledge of $60…

Bernard Aritua |

Despite considerable progress in traffic enforcement and medical care, the road crash mortality rate in Thailand remains rather high and has been increasing since 2009. More than 24, 000 people…

Dipan Bose |

Access to transportation is essential for improving the upward social mobility of low-income communities in Kuala Lumpur, especially residents of low-cost public housing units. (Photo: Samuel Goh/…

Wei San Loh, Kenneth Simler |

Akses kepada pengangkutan adalah penting bagi memperbaik mobiliti sosial dalam kalangan komuniti berpendapatan rendah di Kuala Lumpur, khususnya bagi manfaat penduduk unit kediaman kos rendah. (…

Wei San Loh, Kenneth Simler |

Singapore’s transformation into a trade and finance hub that leads global rankings of competitiveness often prompts observers to ask: What is its secret sauce?  We at the Singapore Hub for…

Kelvin Wong |

Funafuti International Airport (FUN), Tuvalu. Photo: Deviyani Laxmi Dixit/World bank It’s not often that Bank staff members help make history – but we did by assisting Tuvalu in becoming the 192nd…

Nora Weisskopf, Charles E. Schlumberger |

The term “connectivity” is familiar to most of us, even if we don’t think about it much. When we bemoan the shortcomings of the mobile network in our neighborhood or thank the barista for the free…

Kara Watkins |

China: More Mobility with Fewer Cars through a GEF Grant Since our days in school, we have often been told to first define our terms before doing anything else. China is a country that does not…

Jasmine Susanna Tillu |

Train at Hualumphong station in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Seksan Pipattanatikanunt

Chanin Manopiniwes, Ulrich Zachau |